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Aug 27, 2006 10:28 PM

Lots of garlic--what to make?

I scored a big grocery bag full of garlic. Any ideas for how to enjoy it?

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  1. Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic.

    Roast some of the garlic in the oven or a tray and then combine with butter to make a garlic butter, or cream cheese for a garlic spread.

    Stuff some juicy green olives with garlic cloves.


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    1. re: TexasToast

      Yup, perfect choice. Maybe "anything with 40 cloves of garlic" or "everything with 40 cloves of garlic?"

      Check back and let us know what you did.

      1. You could make a big batch of garlic chicken soup. I like udon noodles in mine with chopped culantro, coriander and green onion garnishes. If you're going to freeze it you can leave out the udon and garnishes and put them in later. I love it a lot anytime and it's really good to give to people when they're sick. Make other people eat it with you if you're going to kiss them later if you use a lot of garlic (as my family does). I used to beg my mom to make it all the time when I was little until everyone else in the house got sick of it. I am an admitted noodlehead.

        TT's idea of the garlic butter is excellent. I love homemade garlic bread. So easy and tasty.

        1. Garlic confit.Actually what do is peel the cloves and then barely simmer in canola oil for several hours at the lowest heat possible. Use the garlic to cook with but the oil too. Refrigerate to store.

          1. My mom used to make this stewed garlic dish. Its chinese and its not strong because the cloves are not crushed. Have to get recipe from mom.